Cozy warm, happy puppy
With the falling snow this mornin’, I decided that getting that stove installed was pretty daggum important. Voodoo was intrigued by that falling white stuff, till some landed in his eyes and nose: He wasn’t too thrilled about it then. Luckily, it didn’t stick around long and the day was actually not too bad, though a bit brisk.
After much measuring, looking at pipe options and cash flow, this is what I came up with for getting wood heat into the RV.
Getting through the roof was the part that was hanging me up. How to go through 1 1/2″ of insulation and luan and sheet metal without creating a fire hazard. I figured a couple of barriers were in order, but what to use for them? Solution was in an old 1lb propane bottle and some sheet metal. Here is the bottle welded to the pipe before I welded the sheet metal to it to seal the larger hole I cut in the ceiling/roof. Line the hole with some sheet aluminum and all good. Put a cap on the top pipe out side and fire that puppy up.
I did have to purchase a section to extend the pipes out long enough to get through the roof, and location was determined by distance from flammable walls.
Now, it has been burning for about 30 minutes, the temp in the RV was at 45 and is now sitting at 58. It is still developing a bed of coals so it will improve. I can feel the heat rising and the dog is plopped in the drivers seat near the stove making happy grunts and grumbles.
I can handle this. I like being warm. I think Voo is pretty happy with it as well.